Lodge Accountant

Primary Function

The Lodge Accountant is responsible for overseeing all accounts and accounting functions related to the CRMR Mountain Properties (Buffalo Mountain Lodge, Deer Lodge, Emerald Lake Lodge, Post Hotel & Spa) ensuring accurate financial reporting, and providing support to the lodges’ administrative staff.

Reports to
Controller
Hours
As required
Duties & Responsibilities
  • Review and verify daily revenue and payment settlements and complete the Daily Sales Report before submission to Head Office.
  • Complete collection, allocation of payments, and monthly reporting of all 3 lodges’ Accounts Receivable.
  • Assist and provide support to each lodge’s Administrative Assistant with their duties related to deposits, invoicing, and petty cash, and provide training and coverage as needed.
  • Prepare monthly food and beverage costing and month-end journal entries.
  • Verify and submit monthly travel agent commission reports for payment and submit monthly reporting for Ecostay fee.
  • Complete various annual tracking sheets, reconciliations, and journal entries for Head Office.
  • Follow up on chargeback requests in a timely manner and review and approve credit limits/terms for both new and existing customers.
  • Provide support and clarification related to charges, payments, and billing for Front Desk, F&B, and Meetings & Events team, and respond to inquiries from Sales office and Central Reservations.
  • Communicate and work together with Department Heads to solve issues and challenges.
  • Conduct in-person site visits to each mountain property on a bi-weekly basis. At certain times of year, frequency of visits may increase to weekly basis depending on staffing conditions at the properties.
  • Investigate and resolve customer queries.
  • Perform daily tasks, including reviewing and responding to emails/voicemails, reviewing and revising the Rev Occ report, and following up on open folios in Opera.
  • Complete weekly tasks, such as generating and following up on AR Aging Summary report, checking for chargebacks, confirming invoices and payments on Expedia Partner Central, and ensuring all AR invoices are sent out.
  • Perform bi-weekly tasks, including confirming totals for Personal and Duty accounts, gratuity summary, submitting DSR/journal, and visiting each mountain properties.
  • Carry out monthly tasks, such as reviewing Deposit Ledger and Guest Ledger reports, submitting Ecostay fee numbers, updating and distributing AR Summary, processing Travel Agent Commissions, and preparing month-end reports.
  • Complete yearly tasks, including entering budget numbers, cleaning up AR accounts, completing annual reports, and submitting year-end documents to the Controller.
  • Perform tasks as needed, such as assisting with billing, payments, and inquiries from various departments and external clients, processing credit applications, responding to chargebacks, training and covering for Administrative Assistants, and completing requests from the Controller.
  • Perform related tasks and duties as assigned by the Controller and any other tasks as necessary.
Experience
  • Accounting designation (CPA, CMA, or similar) or actively working towards one is highly desirable.
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or a related field preferred.
  • Relevant accounting experience, preferably in the hospitality industry, may be considered in lieu of post-secondary education in accounting or finance.
  • Previous experience with hotel accounting, revenue management, and financial reporting is a strong asset.
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of relevant accounting experience, preferably in the hospitality industry.
  • Strong understanding of accounting principles, practices, and procedures.
  • Proficiency in accounting software and systems.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel and other Office applications.
  • Excellent communication skills to liaise with all departments and external clients.
  • Ability to work well with various personalities.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills.
  • Must have a vehicle that can be used for traveling between properties.
  • Position will be based at one of CRMR’s mountain properties.

 

Please note that only applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.

 

Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts (CRMR) is committed to building a workplace where everyone can succeed and belong. As Bow Valley Workplace Inclusion Charter signatory, we are working to build a diverse, equitable, and inclusive team environment. We value a wide range of skills, experiences, and backgrounds; and encourage all qualified candidates to apply. CRMR is continuously evolving our systems and practices to remove barriers so all equity seeking groups can succeed. 

If you can’t apply online or request accommodation during the application or hiring process, please contact our Human Resources Department at 1-403-760-4474.

We look forward to receiving your application.

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